My teaching statement as self-portrait visual essay.
There is a good article where you can get keywords about what is most important when writing a teaching statement as an art educator, not a statement as an artist.
I read “Teaching Statement as Self Portrait Visual Essay by Mary Anne Lewis, Assistant Professor at Ohio Wesleyan University.” and decided to write a meaningful statement that could convey my educational message and philosophy. As said in one of the TED talks, “Teach Teachers How to Create Magic by Christopher Emdin, a teacher is not an instructor who simply delivers knowledge and theories. They have to be a true motivator who lets their student magically immerse themselves into the study and helps them create their motivation and live a creative life. We have discovered such educators are needed in this era.
In this sense, I decided to create an image that could represent my educational philosophy carefully. First, like Professor Mary Anne Lewis, author of “Teaching Statement as Self Portrait Visual Essay,” I reconsidered what kind of classroom I wanted. And I got the answer below.
“The classroom of my dreams is where students fall in love with the magical charm of painting. I also want my students to express themselves as visual storytellers and become lifelong artists, making their lives as beautiful as their works. “
As an art educator and advocate, I want my students to realize that art is not just a hobby, among many other subjects. Art is the work of creating best friends that can last a lifetime. This is also my personal experience.
I broadly divided myself into a magician, storyteller, studio artist, art advocate, and art researcher, and I created drawings appropriate for each role by combining them with the photos and animations I drew myself.
This is precisely what I am currently doing. And while doing this, I realized that writing a teaching statement is like interviewing yourself. Only when you can pass that interview will you discover you can teach others.
Additionally, I would like to say that writing this statement is a very important task for artists.
Myungja Anna Koh